Siblings for Guinevere?

So my husband and I are really liking the name [name]Guinevere[/name] and want to know what kind of sibling names you would pair with it. [name]Do[/name] you think [name]Guinevere[/name] is too much? We like the nickname [name]Evie[/name] but would love some other suggestions :slight_smile:

We prefer names that are at least two syllables since our last name is only one.

Thanks!

[name]Guinevere[/name] is a lot of name. [name]Evie[/name] definitely softens it, but i still feel like its too big of a name for someone to carry. I really do love the nn [name]Evie[/name] though so another more approachable option could be [name]Genevieve[/name]. Or, even [name]Gwendolyn[/name] has a softer sound to it, and [name]Gwen[/name] is a great nn too.
If you do end up going with [name]Guinevere[/name] I could see her siblings being :
[name]Mathilda[/name]
[name]Rosalyn[/name]
[name]Isobel[/name]
[name]Ethel[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name]

[name]Ignatius[/name]
[name]Willoughby[/name]
[name]Isaac[/name]
[name]Wolfgang[/name]
[name]Vaughan[/name]
[name]Finnegan[/name]
[name]Padraig[/name]

Something like [name]Guinevere[/name] “[name]Evie[/name]”, [name]Rosalyn[/name] “[name]Rosie[/name]” and [name]Ignatius[/name] “[name]Nate[/name]” could be interesting!
[name]Hope[/name] this helps, and just remember my opinion isn’t the one that matters. As long as you and your husband love the name, then go for it!

I personally think it’s too over-the-top for an actual person, but it’s pretty and a guilty pleasure of mine. :slight_smile:

[name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Helena[/name]
[name]Calista[/name]
[name]Lucinda[/name]
[name]Melisande[/name]
[name]Persephone[/name]
[name]Aurelia[/name]
[name]Seraphine[/name]
[name]Cressida[/name]
[name]Dianthe[/name]
[name]Magdalen[/name]
[name]Rosalind[/name]
[name]Emilia[/name]
[name]Athena[/name]

[name]Sebastian[/name]
[name]Lysander[/name]
[name]Octavius[/name]
[name]Caspian[/name]
[name]Evander[/name]
[name]Leopold[/name]
[name]Casimir[/name]

I love [name]Guinevere[/name] but it looks like we are in the minority.

Sibling names:
[name]Anastasia[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name]
[name]Aurora[/name]
[name]Arabella[/name]
[name]Avalon[/name]
[name]Bianca[/name]
[name]Bethany[/name]
[name]Diana[/name]
[name]Camilla[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Eloisa[/name]
[name]Evangeline[/name]
[name]Eveline[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Gwendolyn[/name]
[name]Isabella[/name]
[name]Isolde[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Juliette[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name]
[name]Madeleine[/name]
[name]Margot[/name]
[name]Marguerite[/name]
[name]Natalia[/name]
[name]Olivia[/name]
[name]Regina[/name]
[name]Seraphina[/name]
[name]Tatiana[/name]

Thanks for the replies! I am still thinking about whether or not I think it is too much name. It’s very pretty and one that most people have heard but two out of three people thinking its [name]OTT[/name] is not encouraging :frowning:

From everyone’s suggestions I like [name]Magdalene[/name], [name]Margot[/name], [name]Athena[/name], [name]Helena[/name], and [name]Evangeline[/name].

I think its a great name, and I don’t see much of a difference between it and any other older, slightly formal 3 syllable girls name. Plus, there are loads of good nns for it–[name]Evie[/name], [name]Gwen[/name], [name]Vera[/name]… Of course if you plan to go with [name]Evangeline[/name] for a second girl then you probably wouldn’t want to call [name]Guinevere[/name] “[name]Evie[/name]”!

Though with any sibling names you’d want to avoid any [name]King[/name] [name]Arthur[/name] names like [name]Morgaine[/name], [name]Gawain[/name], [name]Gareth[/name], Galahad, etc . A lot of the other choices look really good to me though, and I think asophie1 is right—if you love it, go with it

What do you guys think of [name]Guinevere[/name] [name]Elspeth[/name]? Is it too long or formal looking?

What middle name would you pair with a sister [name]Evangeline[/name] that would have a similar feel?

Thanks :slight_smile:

I happen to love [name]Guinevere[/name], and it is a guilty pleasure name of mine, but I tend to agree it might be a bit, well, bold for usage today. Off your list, I think that [name]Athena[/name] and [name]Helena[/name] work best with your last name ([name]Nguyen[/name], right?), but [name]Athena[/name] is every bit as much name as [name]Guinevere[/name] in my opinion. My favorite is [name]Helena[/name], because, although I love [name]Evangeline[/name], [name]Helena[/name] sounds much better with your last name. However, if you really like [name]Guinevere[/name], I might name a sister something like [name]Catriona[/name], which I happen to love with your last name, by the way…

As for [name]Guinevere[/name] [name]Elspeth[/name], I think I’d prefer [name]Elspeth[/name] [name]Guinevere[/name] [name]Nguyen[/name], and perhaps you could use [name]Elsa[/name] or [name]Elsie[/name] as a nickname? A very pretty combination in my opinion, and it takes away the problem of [name]Guinevere[/name] being a whole lot of name! Names I like with [name]Guinevere[/name] and [name]Elspeth[/name] are [name]Carys[/name], [name]Catriona[/name], [name]Fiona[/name], [name]Isobel[/name], [name]Isolde[/name], and [name]Morgana[/name]. I think that [name]Fiona[/name] [name]Guinevere[/name] [name]Nguyen[/name] would be adorable, as would be [name]Isobel[/name] [name]Catriona[/name] [name]Nguyen[/name].

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Thanks for the reply lemmon!

We are still thinking about [name]Guinevere[/name]. I don’t think [name]Isolde[/name] is any less bold than [name]Guinevere[/name], at least in my opinion :slight_smile: But it is a beautiful name for sure and one that my husband really likes :slight_smile:

We still really love [name]Helena[/name], and [name]Evangeline[/name] is toward the top of our list. [name]Do[/name] [name]Helena[/name] and [name]Evangeline[/name] make a good sister set?

[name]Catriona[/name] is very beautiful and does flow nicely with our last name, but all I can think about when I hear the name is the awful hurricane. I had several family members living in New Orleans at the time and I don’t think that association is ever going to go away. It is pronounced like [name]Katrina[/name] correct?

Yes, [name]Catriona[/name] is like [name]Katrina[/name], and, you’re right, [name]Isolde[/name] is no less bold than [name]Guinevere[/name] - I just like the two together!

And, [name]Helena[/name] and [name]Evangeline[/name] are perfect sisters! [name]Love[/name] those!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

I can see the appeal of [name]Guinevere[/name], it’s historical and romantic sounding. It’s a bit over the top for me, but [name]Evie[/name] as a nickname is really cute and brings it down to earth. I have to say I like other long ‘g’ names like [name]Gwendolyn[/name] and [name]Genevieve[/name] a lot more. [name]Genevieve[/name] might be a nice alternative, it’s a similar sound and you can still use [name]Evie[/name] as a nickname.

I love, [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Helena[/name] and [name]Evangeline[/name] for sisters!

more ideas-
[name]Isadora[/name]
[name]Magdalen[/name] or Magdelena
[name]Antonia[/name]
[name]Bernadette[/name]
[name]Romilly[/name]
[name]Marguerite[/name]
[name]Romaine[/name]
[name]Anastasia[/name]
[name]Eulalia[/name]
[name]Ginevra[/name]
[name]Calliope[/name]
[name]Eugenie[/name]
[name]Calantha[/name]
[name]Araminta[/name]

[name]Hi[/name] Texaswillow, I like [name]Guinevere[/name] but I can’t see it with your surname [name]Nguyen[/name] (nn [name]Gwen[/name] or Guin [name]WIN[/name])??? But [name]Helena[/name] and [name]Evangeline[/name] are a lovely sibset. There may be a problem if you want to honour your relatives [name]Marylee[/name] and [name]Eugenia[/name]. [name]Helena[/name] [name]Mary[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name] [name]Nguyen[/name] or [name]Evangeline[/name] [name]Mary[/name] [name]Lee[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name] [name]Nguyen[/name]??? Tough combos. Personally, I still love [name]Clio[/name] [name]Nguyen[/name] the best. [name]Clio[/name] [name]Mary[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name] [name]Lee[/name] [name]Nguyen[/name]. A long name for a little baby but she’ll grow into it!!

Thanks for all the feedback!

After considering it, I don’t think we are going to go with [name]Guinevere[/name]. It’s lovely, but too much I think.

We love [name]Evangeline[/name] and [name]Helena[/name], though! [name]Both[/name] are in our top 5 so I’m glad you guys think they make a cute sibling set!

@lis9- I love the name [name]Gwendolyn[/name]! But [name]Gwendolyn[/name] [name]Nguyen[/name] obviously doesn’t work :frowning: ditto [name]Winifred[/name]. [name]Genevieve[/name] is another name we love but we don’t like the nickname [name]Ginny[/name] so we are hesitant to use it. What other nicknames can you guys think of? [name]Evie[/name] is out because we want to use that with [name]Evangeline[/name]. From your suggestions I really like [name]Magdalena[/name], [name]Anastasia[/name], and [name]Marguerite[/name]! So pretty!

@mischa- We are still trying to work out how to implement the family names as middle names, they are hard to work with! It’s a work in progress :slight_smile:

[name]Genevieve[/name] and [name]Evangeline[/name] are beautiful together, and I absolutely love [name]Genevieve[/name] with [name]Nguyen[/name], more than [name]Evangeline[/name]! As for nicknames, if [name]Evie[/name] is out because of [name]Evangeline[/name], I’d recommend [name]Genni[/name] - that’s what the only [name]Genevieve[/name] I’ve ever known went by, and [name]Gen[/name] [name]Nguyen[/name] is ridiculous. I think [name]Genni[/name] [name]Nguyen[/name] is really cute!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Thanks lemon! I love [name]Genevieve[/name] as well, but not quite as much as I love [name]Evangeline[/name].

I wanted some opinions on a few other names we are considering. [name]Do[/name] any of these sound good as a sibling to [name]Evangeline[/name]?

[name]Lydia[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Camille[/name]/[name]Camilla[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name]

??

If so, which do you guys like best? Thanks!

Well, [name]Lydia[/name] is my absolute favorite, but I think [name]Evangeline[/name] and [name]Camille[/name], [name]Evangeline[/name] and [name]Cecelia[/name], and [name]Evangeline[/name] and [name]Camilla[/name] are just slightly more desirable sister sets…

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

PS [name]Evangeline[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name], and [name]Cecilia[/name]? Adorable. [name]Evie[/name], [name]Genni[/name], and Cece? Or you could use [name]Gigi[/name] for [name]Genevieve[/name].

thanks lemon! I love the nickname CeCe for [name]Cecilia[/name]! too cute! [name]GiGi[/name] is a great nickname for [name]Genevieve[/name], thanks!

Husband is still thinking about those two, he thinks they sound too girly (although he loves [name]Evangeline[/name]) and not “spunky” enough. So for now I think [name]Helena[/name] is winning out over [name]Cecily[/name] and [name]Genevieve[/name].

I don’t know how well all these names go with our boy names as my husband and I have opposite tastes when it comes to boys! The names we have picked out so far are kinda different from eachother :slight_smile:

So far we have agreed on [name]Alaric[/name], [name]Marcus[/name], and [name]Theodore[/name] with [name]Alaric[/name] being his favorite and [name]Theodore[/name] being mine. [name]Do[/name] [name]Theodore[/name], [name]Alaric[/name] and [name]Evangeline[/name] make an OK sibset? Nicknames [name]Aly[/name], [name]Theo[/name], and [name]Evie[/name]? Which do you think sound the best with our last name? I am A LOT pickier about first and last name flow when it comes to boys for obvious reasons, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

I think [name]Theodore[/name] [name]Nguyen[/name] sounds best, flow-wise, and I actually think [name]Marcus[/name] sounds nice with your last name. [name]Alaric[/name] is iffy, for me - I’m not getting a perfect flow when I say it…

Yes, I could see [name]Evangeline[/name], [name]Cecilia[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name], or [name]Helena[/name] as siblings to [name]Theodore[/name], for sure!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

[name]Just[/name] my 2 cents about [name]Guinevere[/name]- About 10 years ago I was a volunteer assistant at a church program, and in my [name]Early[/name] Childhood class I had a 3 year old [name]Guinevere[/name]. It’s SO not too much name. I’d have thought so too, but it was just like any other name on any other fun loving pre-schooler. [name]Evie[/name] is a sweet nickname too! The [name]Guinevere[/name] I knew didn’t have any siblings, so sorry I can’t help much there. For context, the church is in the middle of Toronto, [name]Ontario[/name]. Not quite downtown but in a bustling, middle class neighbourhood.

[name]Hi[/name], I just had to post something because our taste in names seems to be so similar! We have a daughter, [name]Helena[/name] (nn [name]Lena[/name]), and our frontrunner for [name]Baby[/name] #2 is [name]Genevieve[/name] (nn [name]Evie[/name]) if it’s a girl! I also love the name [name]Guinevere[/name]–I’m no name expert so not sure if it’s “too much name” but personally if I heard it on a little one I’d think it was beautiful. [name]Love[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name], too (we can’t use it for family reasons). If you’re thinking of using [name]Helena[/name], one thing you might take into consideration is that people never know how to pronounce it–HEL-en-a, hel-EE-na, or hel-AY-na. DH and I think each of these pronunciations is beautiful and our daugher goes by [name]Lena[/name] anyway so we didn’t worry about it, but you should think about whether that would bother you before you use [name]Helena[/name]. Good luck–I think all the names you’re considering are gorgeous! :smiley: